Thursday, October 27, 2005

Take the "helm," Mr. Sulu

George Takei (Sulu on Star Trek) says he is gay. What is he, a thousand years old? Why'd he wait till now? And who cares?

But get how AP screws up his Star Trek stint: "Takei joined the 'Star Trek' cast in 1973 as Hikaru Sulu, a character he played for three seasons on television and in six subsequent films."

Uh, no. Takei was a cast member of the original Star Trek, which ran from 1966 to 1969, as even the most lackadaisical Google search or half-assed trekkie could have told AP. There was an animated version that began in 1973.

Takei's always great on The Simpsons, though.

Update: Any bets on when the AP does a stealth edit?

Update II: The RMN's version of the same AP story, published about ten minutes ago at 9:07 MDT, is corrected.

Update III: So this is what happens when you run out of things to write about.

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